Why Prince Harry should be king

There are just some downright strange things that you can come across in the news sometimes.

Like this, for example: Prince Harry visits Calgary cowboy bar

I nearly fell off my chair when I read that.

I mean, come on, this is the third in line for the throne. Given, he might never actually sit on the thing, but he’s still a Windsor and expected to behave as such. So I have to say it’s really refreshing to hear that he’s acting ... well, just like the rest of us.

Well, almost like the rest of us. Some of us wouldn’t be caught dead in Cowboys. (I’ve been in Calgary seven years now, and am happy to have avoided it thus far.)

Given, he had plainclothes RCMP officers with him at the time. But he didn’t choose a private area, he didn’t ask for special favours, and he freely mingled with everyone else. And he went there on ladies night — you gotta love that!

Prince Charles: okay guy, good taste in architecture and community development. Not exactly the most princely of behaviour (the whole Camilla thing is ... well, weird), and I’m having difficulty seeing him as a king.

Prince William: this guy I can see as king. But he does seem, well, a little stodgy. Stick-in-the-mudish. Probably because he’s the first born and expected to play the exact role of king-to-be.

This is why I think Harry should be king. He’s out there, knowing what it’s like to be Joe Shmuck. Not that it really matters (given the limited powers the Royal Family actually has these days), but when you consider the impression the Royal Family often delivers of being staid and standoff-ish, it can’t be all bad, right?

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